Re: [DMCForum] Re: HEY RICH, rotary engines
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [DMCForum] Re: HEY RICH, rotary engines

> Jim, where did you put the intercooler? Does it work well?

Since we are back on the topic of Jim's car, here are some
pics of the intercooler: ah, screw it.  Just look for the
links that end in N17 thru N19

Sorry, I don't do thumb nails. :-)  The following is a
portion of an old e-mail:

001 thru 007 show the engine compartment

cut into the rear fiberglass a little to make room for the
intercooler plumbing

008 & 009 show the instrument cluster.  This he recycled
from the donor car.

010 & 011  Jim & his girl.  They are such a cute couple!

vin plate

crappy tires

a glimpse at the humidity that gets in a leaky DeLorean
The windows are tinted.

The stupid shit things that I will take photos of.

JB-Weld.  Cool.  If duct tape, JB-Weld & WD-40 can't fix it,
then nothing can.

A pathetic attempt to control humidity in the interior using
Damp Rid.  I found it worked a lot better spread out on
trays rather than in the small container it is meant to work
Those are paint tray liners laying in fiberglass cafeteria

A fucked up door handle.  Okay, I'm neurotic when it comes
to taking photos of cars.

Window gasket pulling loose.  Sorry Jim, I tend to notice
what is wrong with things rather than what's right.

Strange... water was falling from the sky that day.

The interior of the car got so damp that I took the
headliners off to dry out.  The photo isn't too clear, but
the inside door skin was wet like someone sprayed it with a

Typical of DeLoreans, the torsion bar rubs the rear hinge.
If it scores too much then it may break.  And then it may
break anyway.  I stuck some cardboard in here just so that
maybe it wouldn't pop on my watch.  Check out the scratch.
It looked like they hit the bar with an 80 grit orbital

And here it is ...(drum roll)... Jim on his back!  The rice
burner exhaust reminded me of a.... well, a rice burner
exhaust.  The fan you see blows on the intercoolers.  The
bottom one is for the oil.  Not visible is the turbo one
stacked over it.

Looking under the car:
Jim substantially modified the frame on this car to do the
swap.  The big black plate is a custom engine cradle.
Also visible, Jim cut out the frame's crotch and replaced it
with a custom thing that allows the new mess to fit.
And don't you just love those tow hooks?
This plate is so thick that there was no point in using a
block of wood to pad the jack.
To the left in the brown boxes standing up are materials
from which I am using to soundproof my DeLorean.

rear of car   He really needs to mount a fake exhaust pipe
to fill the hole.  Or patch the fascia.

more of the engine compartment

Tha tha that's all folks,

Yahoo! Groups Links

Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN

Copyright 2006  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive